Scientific Name: Pinus cembra 'Glauca'
Common Name: blue Swiss stone pine
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Twiggy
Form: Columnar, Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Alpine, Screening, Shade tree, Summer interest, Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Fascicles, Leathery, Glabrous, Acicular, Serrulate
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Purple, Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Densely branched to base; needles 5 per fascicle, stiff, to (6-)8(-11)cm long, glaucous on inside; often with a slight twist; seed cones terminal, purplish maturing brown, ovoid, 4-8mm long. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>